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Cancer Knowledge Network and Current Oncology are proudly published by Multimed Inc.
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Since 1980, Multimed has been internationally recognized for ingenuity, creativity, and vision in project development. We balance innovation with expertise, understanding the ever-changing climate in the academic and medical sectors.  Multimed has established a large network of key players in the cancer and healthcare communities and it is our mandate to include the patient voice in all our endeavours, ultimately assisting in linking patients to potential new therapies, services and improved healthcare.  The mandate of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation is to act as a catalyst for health system transformation by leading the adoption of a value-based health care decision-making process and contributing to systematic improvements in efficiency and effectiveness within health systems in Canada and internationally.  The Centre’s research focuses on building a value-based health care system through the successful creation and implementation of innovative solutions.

The Ivey / Multimed partnership will seek to find innovative health delivery solutions and services which will result in sustainable value-driven results for patient consumers, and identify meaningful opportunities which will move the patient included concept forward in practical terms.

Learn more about the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.

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A Note from the CKN Team

As we announced recently, CKN has been designated with Patient Included status. Not only are we proud of this international designation, but we take our responsibility to uphold its standards seriously.

Take a look at this report, recently published by PBS Newshour. It describes the lack of patients and the difficulty in recruiting patients for clinical trials, and the efforts made by companies such as Flatiron, a U.S. based health technology company, to utilize technology as a state of the art resource for oncologists and researchers.

By virtue of CKNs unique position in the international oncology community, and our vast readership of oncology patients and healthcare providers worldwide, we have a resource which can potentially link these initiatives to our patient readership, and help move forward the patient included mission, ultimately assisting in linking patients to potential new therapies and services.  Keep following our social media feeds and website for continued updates.

~ Lorne Cooper, CEO Multimed Inc.

The Team

Lorne Cooper - CEO, Multimed Inc.

Lorne’s ability to develop a conceptual model into practical programs and sustainable businesses is an expertise sought out by many corporations, non-profit organizations and small businesses. His ability to ascertain the marketplace and identify key opportunities for project development has been the cornerstone of his career.
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Karen Irwin - CKN Project Co-ordinator

As Project Coordinator, Karen liaises with all CKN editors and writers and is responsible for managing the website and its editorial content.  Karen brings her unique personal perspective to CKN, after losing her son to cancer at the age of 7.  As a pediatric caregiver her experience and insight plays an important role.
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Oncofertility Referral Network

Oncofertility has emerged as a new interdisciplinary approach to address the reproductive future of young men, women, and children facing a life-preserving but fertility threatening cancer diagnosis. The CKN Oncofertility Referral Network is a nationwide platform that links patients, physicians and fertility clinics to ensure time-sensitive needs are met in providing fertility options for young cancer patients as they embark on treatment.